“The chief reason? A belief that the benefit of the erosion of America’s postwar alliance network would outweigh any damage to China from continued trade disputes and geopolitical instability.” Bloomberg: China Warms to Idea of Four More Years of the Trump Presidency. (Spoiler alert: All of America’s foes are warming up to the idea of four more years of America dragging itself and its allies down.)

+ “There were hopes for improved relations between the North and the South and its close ally the US after Donald Trump met Mr Kim at the North-South border last June, but nothing materialized and the atmosphere has since deteriorated.” North Korea blows up joint liaison office with South in Kaesong.